Leggett & Platt (LEG

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LEG
Leggett & Platt

Price: $22.29

Industry: Home Furnishing-Appliance
Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Thu Nov 17 14:24 EST 2011
$22.29

Power Gauge Rating

LEG - Very Bearish
The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for LEG is very bearish due to very poor financial metrics, very weak earnings performance and very negative expert opinions. LEG's earnings performance is very weak as a result of poor EPS growth over the past 3-5 years. LEG's financial metrics are very poor due to a high long term debt to equity ratio.
TM

Financial Metrics

Earnings Performance

Price/Volume Activity

Expert Opinions

News Sentiment Rating

Bullish
LEG Leggett & Pla.. November 10, 2011

Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for LEG is bullish. There is currently a significant positive sentiment within news stories concerning LEG.

TM

News Sentiment :Positive

Power Trend - 5 Year Chart

The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stock's potential.

High Potential

Neutral

Low Potential

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Financials & Earnings

Financial Metrics

Financial Metrics Rating

LT Debt/Equity Ratio

Very Bearish
LEG's financial metrics are very poor. The company is carrying too much long term debt and may be overvalued. The rank is based on a high long term debt to equity ratio, high price to book value ratio, high price to sales ratio and relatively low cash flow.

Price to Book Value

Return on Equity

Price to Sales Ratio

Business Value

Assets and Liabilities
Ratio Current Ratio LT Debt/Equity TTM 2.14 0.50

Valuation
Ratio Price/Book Price/Sales TTM 2.36 0.94

Returns
Ratio Return on Invest Return on Equity TTM 7.6% 12.0%

Earnings Performance

Earnings Performance Rating

Earnings Growth

Very Bearish
LEG's earnings performance has been very weak. The company has a history of weak earnings growth and has not met analysts' earnings estimates. The rank is based on poor EPS growth over the past 3-5 years, worse than expected earnings in recent quarters, a relatively poor trend in earnings this year, a relatively high projected P/E ratio and inconsistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Earnings Surprise

Earnings Trend

Projected P/E Ratio

Earnings Consistency

5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth
12/06 Revenue(M) Rev % Growth EPS EPS % Growth 5,505.40 3.89% $1.61 23.85% 12/07 4,306.40 -21.78% $-0.06 -103.73% 12/08 4,076.10 -5.35% $0.62 1,133.33% 12/09 3,055.10 -25.05% $0.70 12.90% 12/10 3,359.10 9.95% $1.17 67.14%

EPS Estimates
Factor Quarterly EPS Yearly EPS Factor 3-5 year EPS Actual EPS Prev $0.21 $1.17 Actual EPS Growth -7.67% EST EPS Current $0.21 $1.18 Est EPS Growth 15.00% Change 0.00 +0.01 Change +22.67

EPS Surprise
Estimate Latest Qtr 1 Qtr Ago 2 Qtr Ago 3 Qtr Ago $0.36 $0.37 $0.20 $0.23 Actual $0.31 $0.35 $0.30 $0.21 Difference $-0.05 $-0.02 $0.10 $-0.02 % Difference -13.89 -5.41 50.00 -8.70

EPS Quarterly Results
FY 12/09 12/10 12/11 Qtr 1 $0.06 $0.30 $0.30 Qtr 2 $0.12 $0.35 $0.37 Qtr 3 $0.34 $0.31 $0.31 Qtr 4 $0.23 $0.21 Total $0.75 $1.17 -

Fiscal Year End Month is December.

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Price Trend & Expert Opinions
Price/Volume Activity

Price/Volume Activity Rating

Relative Strength vs Market

Neutral
Price and volume activity for LEG is neutral. LEG has a rising price trend and is in a decelerating price trend compared to 4 months ago. The rank for LEG is based on a positive Chaikin price trend and a negative Chaikin price trend ROC.

Chaikin Money Flow

Price Trend

Price Trend ROC

Volume Trend

Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index

Chaikin Money Flow

Chart shows whether LEG is performing better or worse than the market.

Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a company's stock.

Price Activity
Factor 52 Week High 52 Week Low % Change YTD Rel S&P 500 Value 26.37 17.87 -0.97%

Price Activity
Factor % Change Price - 4 Weeks % Change Price - 24 Weeks % Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P % Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P Value 0.91% -11.30% -1.30% -5.73%

Volume Activity
Factor Average Volume 20 Days Average Volume 90 Days Chaikin Money Flow Persistency Value 1,846,685 2,012,044 50%

Expert Opinions

Expert Opinions

Earnings Estimate Revisions

Very Bearish
Expert opinions about LEG are very negative. Analysts are lowering their EPS estimates for LEG and insiders are not net buyers of LEG's stock. The rank for LEG is based on analysts revising earnings estimates downward, insiders not purchasing significant amounts of stock and optimistic analyst opinions.

Short Interest

Insider Activity

Analyst Opinions

Relative Strength vs Industry

Earnings Estimate Revisions
Current Current Qtr Next Qtr 0.21 0.34 Current Current FY 1.19 7 Days Ago % Change 0.21 0.34 0.00% 0.00%

Analyst Recommendations
Factor Mean this Week Mean Last Week Change Mean 5 Weeks Ago Value Hold Hold 0.00 Hold

EPS Estimates Revision Summary
Last Week Up Curr Qtr Curr Yr Next Qtr 0 0 0 0 Down 0 0 0 0 Last 4 Weeks Up 0 0 0 0 Down 6 6 2 6

30 Days Ago % Change 1.34 -0.15

Next Yr

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The Company & Its Competitors

LEG's Competitors in Home Furnishing-Appliance
Company LEG LZB ZZ KBALB NTZ FBN TPX Power Gauge Historic EPS growth -7.67% -8.91% -5.95% 1.42% -2.13% -12.78% 7.29% Projected EPS growth 15.00% 12.50% 15.00% 16.80% Profit Margin 4.91% 5.80% 0.07% 0.37% 0.05% -7.00% 15.60% PEG 1.25 1.98 0.24 1.22 PE 19.05 21.54 22.13 42.62 96.00 21.53 Revenue(M) 3,359 1,187 1,219 1,203 688 1,160 1,105

News Headlines for LEG No significant news stories at this time.

Company Details LEGGETT & PLATT NO. 1 LEGGETT ROAD CARTHAGE, MO 64836 USA Phone: (417) 358-8131 Fax: 417-359-5114 Website: http://http://www.leggett.com Full Time Employees: 19,000 Sector: Consumer Discretionary

Company Profile Leggett & Platt, Inc. is one of the leading manufacturers of engineered products serving several major markets. Sales and production are focused on residential furnishings, commercial furnishings, aluminum products, industrial materials, and specialized products. The company has facilities throughout North America and in numerous international locations. (Company Press Release)

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